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Cons: the seats in the back
Advice: buy this car because it will be the best thing that happens to you.I bought the new Sc430 and I must say it takes the cake. The steering is just wonderful and I love the hard top convertible. The seats are very comfortable and everyone just stares in awwww. I highly recommend this car for everyone.
Pros: I like the heated leather seats.
Cons: The terrible wood trim and the vinyl inside the car.
Advice: I recomment you do not get the 2.9, but get the T-6. That was my mistake.I recently purchased a new Volvo 2.9 and I must say that I am not pleased at all. Volvo did not live up to be the luxury car that I wanted. However, the car makes almost no sounds at all. The volvo also rides very smoothly, but is very agitating with the low horse power. The car does not even go to 0-60 mph in 8 seconds and is very slow. Also the inside of the car is also not so pleasing. The wood trim is not good at all and the vinyl in the car is terrible. I hope the Volvo Corporation will read this and make the proper adjustments.
Pros: 140 hp
Cons: stereo is less than i wanted. I'll upgrade
Advice: List the things you want from a car before you buyI have 1200 miles on my Elantre and it definatley has some get up and go when needed. Rap the accelerator and it takes off, in town or at expressway speeds. Just right for the daily comute. I chose it over the competetion for this and the little bit of extra leg room it has. The transmission seems to get confused when the car is cold at low speeds, and the am/fm cassette sound system is marginal. The trunk is one the mafia would be proud of. Lots of room. A good choice for the price. And what a warranty.
Pros: The great looking exterior. QTY of extras
Cons: To low to the ground for serious off road excursions.
Advice: Take your time and work the price of car and ext warranty down. I saved 5k off the list and 500 of the ext. warranty.The Tahoe is a great riding SUV. I opted for the Z71 package which is great for towing and off road hobbies. It is very roomy and comfortable and has lots of room for people and equipment. The out side looks are great but even better with the Z71 package as it adds 17' custom wheels, all terain tires, painted bumpers, mirrors and wheel well flares which dresses up the std exterior very nicely. It also seperates you from all the other Tahoes on the road.
Pros: supposed to be solid built
Cons: noise, uncomfortable seating, low mpg at this class
Advice: never trust the rating from internet site. Have a full test drive first.I have about 800 miles on my new accord. It's not as good as claimed by many internet sites. The noise of road and wind is huge. The mpg is ordinary(22 for city and 28 for highway). After 300 miles I noticed the dashboard noise. I have been to the dealer's 3 times and it's still there. Overall average quality compared with Buick or Camry. Never buy it again.
Pros: I love the GPS Navigation and heated seats.
Cons: No multi-disc CD changer.
Advice: Buy itMy Wife and I recently bought a 2002 XLE V6 with all the bells and whistles, it's like being a kid in a candy store! The car is exceptionally quiet and very very comfortable! I recently had a 6'+ passenger in the back seat and he commented on the leg room and comfort. Plenty of power too! If I could only pry the steering wheel from her hands long enough so I could drive it!
Pros: The drivers seat its like setting in a airplane cockpit.
Cons: The Brakes
Advice: Learn the feel of the Brakes outside of that it is the best vehicle I ever ownedDrives and rides very smoothly and is great for making tight turns is narrow places. I have the V-6 and it gets great gas mileage for its size (17 mpg) around town. The side airbags are a great item to have on the Highlander makes me feel safer as I drive down the road. I also have the traction control for driving on slick roads. The Highlander is well equipped and a pleasure to drive. The Radio,CD Player & Tape player are perfect sounding and easy to play. It has quick speed when you step on the accelerator for passing. The seats are very comfortable and you can haul a lot of cargo if need be there is plenty of room in it for 5 passengers + cargo. The Highlander is as solid and built as good as any (SUV)$40,000 & up vehicle you can buy, and its reasonably priced in my book.